CBEC allows Manual Bill of Entry at Electronic Data Ports in exceptional cases

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 06-06-2017        Tweet

It has been reiterated by the Board that Manual Bill of Entry shall be allowed in some cases where permitted by Principal Commissioners

NEW DELHI: According to the recent notification No.06/2017-Customs Dated 2nd June, 2017, the CBEC has allowed for a Manual Bill of Entry in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) locations only in exceptional and genuine cases where permitted by the Principal Commissioner / Commissioner of Customs strictly in accordance with the legal provisions.

For bringing in better accountability, efficiency and transparency as recommended by PAC, it is imperative to keep track of all manually filed bills of entry. Further, the registered manual bills of entry will be linked to a system generated challan for enabling electronic payment of Customs duty in the e-payment portal ICEGATE. This is in line with the Government of India's intensive promotion of digital payment. Accordingly, a procedure has been devised a detailed below for streamlining the processing of manual Bills of entries and necessary changes have been made in ICES 1.5 which will enable capturing of data as a move towards full digitisation.